Sacking the Window cleaner – ettiquette.
So after 5 years of living in the house (it’s about7 years old) we finally had a window cleaner turn up and offer their services
(I once clocked another traditional cleaning “crew” doing a few of the houses on the development but they didn’t have the entrepreneurial skills to knock and ask if I wanted to join their elite customer base).
Having not enjoyed the annual “hanging out of the windows trying to clean them” experience. I decided to take the new window cleaners up on their offer. I think they use telescpoic poles etc but to be honest I’ve not seen them in action.
1. They come monthly – I think that’s too often
2. Upon close inspection (y’know when the light strikes at just the right angle) the windows are still manky after 2 cleans – in fact I’d say they look worse. It looks almost as if they’ve been using salt water.
3. They don’t take paypal – I’m seldom in at collection time and even less regularly have any change.
In addition I’m moving out soon – and I don’t want to saddle the buyers (if indeed one ever emerges) with these jokers.
Will I end up with no windows to worry about?
How do I get a traditional ladder and cloth merchant to come and add some transparancy?Posted 4 years agoMarkBrewerMember
I’m a non paypal user and have sold a few little bits online in the last year or so and when you tell people you don’t have a paypal account they usually react like you’re a leper or something 😕
Would have loved to see the windowcleaners face when offered paypal 😆Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
If i get a window cleaner – once im finished diy …. Im not having inside being shown up by the outside.
Itll be the lad that runs a restored series 2a landies locally cleaning windows
Easy way toget rid of him . Moneys tight cant afford you any more mate going to do it my selfPosted 4 years agooliverd1981Member
Would have loved to see the window cleaners face when offered paypal
If they took paypal then they wouldn’t have to send a collection person – I reckon they’ll have been 6 times before they I’m likely to be in the house…
It’s £6, but it seriously dreadful, having had grey skies with white flecks for the past week and a half, today was the first day I noticed that the windows oughtn’t be the same.Posted 4 years ago
We had a window cleaner, we used to pay him £7 a clean. Then we set up a direct debit but it started getting complicated (ie we were paying monthly for less frequent cleans). Then I found out one of the guys on our street does it for £3.50, so the first company was sacked.
Just tell him you plan to do it yourself instead.Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
does it self clean bird poo?
Yes. And cat foot-prints off the roof. Clear the solid debris (twigs, leaves etc) off the roof every now again but otherwise nothing.Posted 4 years ago
Only problem we’ve had with them was when the mower (which usally fires the cuttings sideways out of the blade bit into a collecter) didn’t have the collecter on a sent a golf ball 40 yards accross the garden and through the glass of one pane (only the outer pane broke but still a PITA to remover and replace, but that goes for all windows I suppose)
My father did the same with his mower, doing the village green and fired a stone through the windscreen of a parked delivery truck!bazwadahMember
oliverd1981 – I’m a window cleaner and I would say just tell them – If they haven’t done a good job they cant have any complaints if you stop using them. I use a water-fed pole system with filtered water, if your cleaners are leaving watermarks then they may not be using purified water, or not doing the frames which means water running off will leave marks. From my experience there are some window cleaners that are professional ( i.e check all windows afterwards for marks, pay all taxes, don’t trample on flowerbeds, etc.) and then there are some that are just cleaning at the weekend for beer money and possibly not declaring everything they earn. I accept bank transfer – saves the hassle of having forged notes (given by customers) taken off me when I pay in cash at the post office 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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